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International Trans Fund announces the 5th Grant cycle

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 3, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 3, 2020

The ITF was created to mobilize sustainable resources to help build strong, trans-led movements and support collective action, and to address and eliminate funding gaps impacting Trans organizations across the globe.

The purpose of the ITF is to:
a) Build & Sustain the Fund;
b) Resource Trans Movements;
c) Educate Philanthropic Community.

This year the ITF is introducing two grant types:
1) SEED Grant (1-year) 
The SEED grant is 1-year general support and/or project grant for trans-led organizations that have never been funded by the ITF, or that prefer to apply for this grant instead of the THRIVE Grant. Grants range from $10,000 to $30,000 USD/year.
2) THRIVE Grant (2-year) 
The THRIVE grant is a 2-year general support grant ONLY for trans-led organizations that have been previously funded by the ITF and are in good standing. Grants range from $20,000 to $40,000 USD/year (for a total of $40,000-$80,000 USD).

Make sure you are applying for the right grant:
> SEED grants are 1-year grants for organizations that have never been funded by the ITF.
> THRIVE grants are 2-year grants for organizations that have been funded by the ITF and are in good standing.

Utilize This Offer

The International Trans Fund (ITF) is pleased to announce the 5th grant cycle. 

To be eligible for funding, applicant organizations must meet the following criteria:
1) Be trans-led;
2) Have an operating budget under $150,000 USD;
3) Be a group of people (i.e. not an individual);
4) Main focus of work is to benefit the Trans community;
5) Contribute to movement building, not just providing direct service.

ITF warmly welcomes applications from trans-led organizations with budgets below $150,000 USD based in any region of the world.

The deadline to apply is December 4, 2020 at 5pm ET/New York time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 03, 2020
Nov 03, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 04, 2020
Nov 04, 2020

Thanks, Ana!